Breads and Breakfast

The Best Glazed Mixed Berry Scones


2 cups all-purpose flour + about 2 to 4 tablespoons for work surface and hands
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold (1 stick)
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream (lite is okay)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pico De Gallo

  • 2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced (3-4 tomatoes)
  • 1 cup white onion, finely diced (1/2 large onion)
  • ¼ cup jalapeno, seeds removed and minced (1 jalapeno)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • juice of 1 lime (or more to taste)

Cherry Butter

Prepared this way, the jars have a shelf life of 18 months to 2 years, and require no special attention. A side benefit is that your house will smell wonderful while it is cooking - much better than potpourri!  You can also skip the last canning steps, and just store it in your refrigerator (2 or 3 months) or freezer (indefinitely).




Apple Butter


4 lbs apples

Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Macintosh

use an assortment of apples

(about 18 peeled and cored and chopped)
4 cups sugar

2 tablespoons apple pie spice

(add more to taste)
1 cup apple juice

1 bottle of apple sauce

(about 16 oz)